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EP 1068980 A2 2001-01-17 - Fuel tank

Title (en)

Fuel tank

Title (de)

Kraftstofftank

Title (fr)

Réservoir de carburant

Publication

EP 1068980 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00114678 A

Priority

  • JP 20374699 A
  • JP 26293899 A
  • JP 32519699 A

Abstract (en)

The fuel tank (T) includes a breather pipe (13). In the intermediate portion of the breather pipe (13), there is formed a downwardly curved portion (132) which is used to avoid the interference of the breather pipe 13 with a car body frame (16). A communicating passage (17) allows fuel stored in the downwardly curved portion to flow into a filler pipe. In another embodiment a jet pump (19), which can be operated by fuel returned from an engine, is connected to the downwardly curved portion (132) of the breather pipe (13) by a stored fuel suction pipe (20), so that fuel stored in the downwardly curved portion (132) can be sucked and discharged due to the operation of the jet pump (19). A float valve (21) can close one end portion of the breather pipe. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B60K 15/073; B60K 15/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B60K 15/04 (2006.01); B60K 15/073 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B60K 15/04 (2013.01); B60K 15/073 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

None

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

EP 1068980 A2 20010117; EP 1068980 A3 20030108; EP 1068980 B1 20050518; BR 0002740 A 20010313; DE 60020191 D1 20050623; DE 60020191 T2 20051013

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